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The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1864., [Electronic resource], Vice-President Stephens's and Sherman's Proposition to negotiate. (search)
ted by the provost-marshal, who has also closed the New York State Agency Stephen Makson, Surgeon in charge. Governor Seymour is in Buffalo, and the telegram has been forwarded him. Washington, October 27.--The New York State Agent in this city was arrested to-day and his office closed. A telegram from Washington, dated the 27th says: Considerable excitement has been occasioned here by the arrest, to-day, under the auspices of the military authorities, of Colonel Samuel North, New York State agent; Major Cohn, paymaster of State bounties, and Mr. Jones, hospital visitor, and the seizure of the office of the State agent and the ballots already deposited by New York soldiers. The State agent's office was the depository for a number of soldiers' votes, a majority of which are said to be for McClellan. The arrest is alleged to have been made on charges of fraudulent practices in the transmission of the votes, but it is generally pronounced as an unwarrantabl